Finding the insights and answers that matter most
More data and devices. More rules and regulations. More pressure for legal departments and law firms to do more with less.
When high-stakes legal, regulatory, or reputational issues arise, getting to the heart of the matter requires wading through terabytes of data from multiple sources and in multiple formats. Data preservation and handling must be orchestrated in compliance with all applicable laws, with an eye on data security and defensibility. To navigate these challenges without slowing down the business, organizations need the right combination of innovative technology, legal experience, and business perspective.
At BDO, we’re relentless in our pursuit of the facts and committed to helping you reach a fair outcome as quickly as possible. By grounding our approach in the context of your business problem – whether you’re contending with a legal matter, regulatory issue or suspicious activity – we deliver actionable insights, not routine results. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on getting to the root cause to help you make smart decisions about your next step and improve ongoing compliance. We create sophisticated AI models and algorithms that not only meet immediate needs but can also be repeated and built upon in the future.
Through our comprehensive suite of forensic analytics, tools and proprietary technologies, we find answers to your biggest questions—and to the questions you don’t know to ask.
How BDO Can Help
BDO has significant experience providing expert testimony, as well as presenting before regulatory and governmental bodies in a concise, relatable manner. Our experienced professionals are supported by multidisciplinary teams that bring a deep understanding of the complexities of data, technology, business operations, and evidentiary procedure to every engagement. Our in-house professionals include:
- Certified e-discovery professionals
- Certified digital forensics examiners
- Certified investigative analytics professionals
- Database professionals
- Software developers and programmers
- AI and machine learning professionals
- Former members of law enforcement and government agencies
- Fraud examiners
- Forensic accountants
Working hand in hand with BDO’s forensic accounting professionals, we help clients:
- Detect, investigate and remediate fraudulent activity
- Quantify risks and potential liabilities
- Automate threat monitoring and compliance processes
- Respond to litigation and regulatory inquiries
- Mitigate legal and compliance risks
We focus on:
- Pre-Collection Analytics
- Source analysis
- Data identification
- Data segregation
- Targeted collections
- Pre-Review Analytics
- Near-duplicate identification
- Email threading
- Keyword evaluation
- Data prioritization
- Completeness analytics
- Review Analytics
- Concept analysis
- Communications analysis
- Predictive coding
- Review ordering
- Third-party production analytics
- Post-Review Analytics
- Defensible sampling
- Quality checks
- Privilege confirmation and consistency analytics
- Redaction validation
- Production reporting
- Recall validation
Serving as an extension of your team, we go beyond hosting your data to help you solve real business challenges and achieve your strategic goals. We provide added value through:
- Athenagy™, our exclusive business intelligence dashboard platform
- A dedicated Managed Services implementation team
- Audio and video transcriptions and redactions, language translations, web and social media collection
- Advanced analytics and managed review capabilities
BDO helps organizations across the U.S. and around the world more quickly digest, assess, and use their data in matters involving large data sets, disparate information and complex issues. We efficiently and visually transform data and information into meaningful findings — regardless of volume, complexity, format or location.
When required, we also provide oral or written testimony, and serve as independent reviewers of data and technology-related issues.
- Identifying the cause of the breach
- Determining the extent of the breach
- Recovering lost or damaged data
- Assisting with legal proceedings
Harness Your Data with Athenagy™
Exclusive to BDO Managed Services clients, Athenagy is our proprietary business intelligence platform that provides real transparency and critical insights into data across the entire litigation lifecycle. Benefits include:
Rich detailed analytics in every aspect of a matter – from legal hold all the way through production.
Detailed information about the client’s usage against the storage capacity.
Detailed analytics around who is submitting tickets, the number of tickets by matter, the categories of tickets being entered, and the responsiveness to each.
Transparency around system level information in Relativity.
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BDO's Legal Tech Talk Podcast
Legal technology is constantly evolving and improving. Lawyers, law firms, and technology professionals in legal departments need to understand the latest developments so they can do their work more efficiently, accurately, and cost-effectively. Legal technology can help them automate mundane tasks and free up time for more strategic work, enabling them to focus on providing the highest quality services while increasing their profitability.
BDO’s Legal Tech Talk is a podcast hosted by Jared Crafton, BDO’s Forensic Technology Practice Leader, and Daniel Gold, Managing Director of BDO’s E-Discovery Managed Services. They are joined by judges and legal professionals for exciting discussions on the use of technology in the legal industry.
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